People are increasingly afraid to open electricity bills because the amounts to be paid sometimes leave you breathless. One wonders why such large sums of money should be shelled out. And surely the amazement and dismay would be greater if only we added up the amounts of all domestic users. In fact, it is incredible how much money a family of 2 or 4 spends a year on electricity, gas and water bills living in an apartment. But many of these consumptions could be reduced if you have the foresight to adopt some small tricks. First of all, however, it is advisable to free the field from a series of false beliefs that lead consumers to avoid buying some devices.
There are not a few who give up some comforts in order not to burden the electricity bills. There is therefore no dishwasher or induction hob or air conditioner in order not to increase costs. Yet it is not the oven that sends bills into a tailspin but these unsuspected appliances that absorb energy to a greater extent. Who actually knows exactly how much it costs to cook on an electric induction hob and how much a gas cooker consumes? Rather than gathering reliable information on consumption, we prefer to continue to believe that some appliances consume more.
It is not the oven that sends bills into a tailspin but these unsuspected appliances that absorb energy
And there are not a few women who have scruples in starting the dishwasher if not fully loaded so as not to increase the costs of utilities. But perhaps they don’t know how much money they spend on washing dishes in the dishwasher and how much on hand washing. The appliances that increase consumption more than others are those that need to produce a lot of heat to function. Furthermore, the costs change according to the more or less high energy efficiency class of the appliance and the power it absorbs. A refrigerator or TV that does not require heat to operate implies an average consumption of 150 watts. This is different for the iron which instead uses about 2000 watts at the time of ignition to reach the necessary temperature.
Another appliance that consumes up to 2000 watts is the heater which is often used to heat small rooms such as the bathroom. The consumption of the hairdryer is very similar which, if particularly powerful, significantly affects the annual consumption of electricity. The hairdryer is sometimes combined with the use of the straightener to straighten or curl the hair which also weighs on the bills. This is because very often it is necessary to set a high temperature to get the results you want.